Neil Cross

TV show-inspired tale scoops the 2012 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel

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A BOOK that tells the gripping story behind a critically acclaimed television character’s fall from grace has scooped New Zealand’s crime writing award for 2012. Wellington-based novelist and screenwriter Neil Cross was announced as the winner of the prestigious Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, for his 'unflinching, brutal, and brilliant' book Luther: The Calling, at the conclusion of the lively Great New Zealand Crime Debate event at the Christchurch Writers Festival on Saturday, 1 September.

LUTHER THE CALLING - Neil Cross

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Book Title: 
Luther The Calling
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9780857203373
Series: 
Luther
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Thriller
TV Tie In
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2011

Luther The Calling

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
United Kingdom
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther.

He's a murder detective.

A near-genius.

He's brilliant; he's intense; he's instinctive.

He's obsessional. He's dangerous.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
TV Tie In
ISBN: 
9780857203373
Location: 
United Kingdom
Series: 
Luther
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2011

Natural History

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
United Kingdom
Category: 
Thriller

Strange things are happening in Monkeyland, the ailing Devonshire sanctuary that Patrick and his zoologist wife Jane, bought in a bid to save their marriage.

Rue, their oldest, wisest and most gentle female primae is found murdered.  And a big, panther-like cat preys around the park.  Evading capture, the cat lurks in the shadows and at the back of Patrick's mind.  Private, threatening, elusive.

ISBN: 
9780743263757
Location: 
England
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2007

Burial

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
United Kingdom
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Nathan has never been able to forget the worst night of his life:  the party that led to the sudden, shocking disappearance of a young woman.  Only he and Bob, an old acquaintance, know what really happened and they have resolved to keep it that way.  But one rainy night, years later, Bob appears at Nathan's door with terrifying news, and old wounds are suddenly reopened, threatening to tear Nathan's whole world apart.  Because Nathan has his own secrets now.  Secrets that could destroy everything he has fought to build.

ISBN: 
9780743231411
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2009

Neil Cross

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Cross, Neil

About the Author

Neil Cross lives in New Zealand with his wife and two sons.  in 2006 Neil began working for Spooks, the BBC drama series set in the MI5 world of espionage.  In 2007, the Spooks production company Kudos asked Neil to work as lead writer for the Spooks Series 6.  He wrote four episodes of ten including the epic opening two parter.  The series will air in the UK in late 2007.  Neil is now working on a number of other television and film projects, as well as a new novel.

CAPTURED - Neil Cross

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Book Title: 
Captured
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781847373977
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2010

Currently Reading - Captured, Neil Cross

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Neil Cross rapidly hit my Must Be Read immediately list, and there's nothing whatsoever going on to indicate that he's going to drop from that (granted long) gathering anytime soon.

CAPTURED is due out "in late May" - it's another standalone story so you won't need to have read NATURAL HISTORY or BURIAL to pick this one up - but seriously - if you haven't read either of those two - you're missing out.

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BURIAL - Neil Cross

Author Information
Book Title: 
Burial
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9780743231411
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2009